@texczech82 Poles get their name from the slavic tribe “polan” meaning people who live in fields. “pole” is a field in slavic languages. Russians, Belarusians, and Rusyns take their name from the scandinavian tribe “Rus” which came and ruled them for a time. Croatians get their name from the slavic tribe “Chorvati” which has somewhat unknown origins but could be originally an Iranic word. Bulgarians get their name from the Turkic tribe which came and conquered them, but honestly they just took the name from them, neither the language or their genetics were changed. Serbs….lets not start that discussion, there are already loads of threads about their origins.